Each year on March 8th, women are celebrated around the world. As a fellowship, we traditionally come together in March for a day of prayer and fasting followed by a day of celebration and community service in each of our local congregations. The International Women’s Task Force has been tasked with coming up with the theme each year as we celebrate women on March 8th. For 2020, the theme was “In His Image.” Here are some encouraging examples on Instagram of some of how this theme was used last year: #inhisimageicoc.

In October 2020, we began to work on the theme for 2021. Sisters from each regional family were asked to submit their theme ideas for a vote. In December, we announced to the Regional Family Chairwomen that the 2021 theme will be “For Such A Time as This.” These are Mordecai’s words to Queen Esther from the scripture in Esther 4:14. Esther is an example of a faithful woman to God. She did not remain silent, she stepped out and up, she went to God and asked others to join her in a time of prayer and fasting to save God’s people. She inspires us to take the opportunities for spiritual growth provided by the current pandemic into our celebrations of women – and all our plans – throughout 2021!

Click here for a glimpse at all the ways women’s ministries are celebrating this year.